It's time for good taste and typical local food at Lucca Gustosa, on March 11, 12 and 13 in a long weekend full of surprising events.
Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 March
LA PIAZZA DEL GUSTO
In Piazza Anfiteatro, tastings of excellent local products.
From the hills of Lucca the Zuppa di Aquilea food festival and the PAT local soup with fresh olive oil, from the Garfagnana area the famous spelt soup prepared by the skilled hands of the cooks of the Garfagnana spelt consortium, but also necci and castagnaccio from Monte Pisano and the Pizzorne plateau by the chestnut growers of Lucca, and honey from the hills and mountains paired with cheeses and cured meats.
On Saturday 11
at 4:00 pm a parade of the flag-wavers and musicians of Sant'Anna will accompany visitors to the three locations of Piazza del Gusto where they will stop for a flag show.
On Sunday 12
The famous chef Federica Continanza will also be present, specialized in vegan and vegetarian cuisine and a great supporter of cuisine between innovation and tradition.
At 5:00 pm the art of cooking with the carving demonstration by the chef decorator Claudio Menconi, guru of this kind of "tasty" decorations.
Tastings with free offer
THE ATELIER OF TASTE
from 10:00 am to 7:00 pm unusual pairings at the Atelier Ricci.
High fashion, historic architecture and excellent products from the Lucca countryside in an exhibition with tastings and many surprises for the participants.
Atelier Ricci, via San Paolino
by Confagricoltura Consortium of DOP Oil, Lucchese Cooks Association and Wine and Oil Roads of Lucca, Montecarlo and Versilia.
THE ITINERARIES OF TASTE
Food and its symbols are present in works and collections of the cultural heritage of the city of Lucca.
ARTE&CIBO: ART & FOOD - "Tesori da gustare" is a program of themed guided tours in Italian language, conferences and tastings and promotion of typical food and wine products of the area
Organized by the Chamber of Commerce of North-West Tuscany, in collaboration with the trade associations and the Lucca Montecarlo Versilia Roads of Wine and Oil Association.
Chamber of Commerce
Free and paid admission according to the tour
THE TASTE OF SMOKE
Manifatture Sigaro Toscano invites you to the Lounge Club Amici del Toscano, set up in the loggia of Palazzo Pretorio.
Two days of meetings, debates, culture and taste.
In addition to showing the pride of a local two-century old industry thanks to the presence of the cigar makers of the Lucca Manufacture, there will be opportunities to rewind and retrace the stories of cigars and the city and to try the Tuscan cigar in all its combinations.
Loggia of Palazzo Pretorio
Manifatture Sigaro Toscano
free admission (adults only)
Sunday 12 March
THE MARKET OF TASTE
Piazza Napoleone will host a market of typical products, with about 30 producers.
Coldiretti, Confartigianato and CNA.
Sunday 12 and Monday 13 March
ANTEPRIMA VINI DELLA COSTA TOSCANA:
TUSCAN COAST WINES PREVIEW
22nd edition for the event with 600 labels to be tasted on a journey through the five provinces bordering the Tyrrhenian Sea, with the artistic direction of the Grandi Cru association of the Tuscan coast
the experience and quality of two great chefs who will present the first edition of this event with the artistic direction of celebrity chefs Cristiano Tomei and Damiano Carrara. The table as a meeting place, knowledge and fun for the discovery of unusual experiences and combinations.
Seven appointments, four on Sundays and three on Mondays around a table set up for imaginative tastings where you can tastefully season your minds.
Anteprima Vini della Costa Toscana